delusions of persecution

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a delusion (common in paranoia) that others are out to get you and frustrate and embarrass you or inflict suffering on you

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He was infected with syphilis by Veil, and it has gone to his brain, giving him paranoia and delusions of persecution.
This might be nothing more than the typical ideologue's indulgence in delusions of persecution and delight in the adrenaline rush that comes with imagining all the forces of the world arrayed against him.
Delusions of grandeur are bad, but delusions of persecution are far worse.
When he did take insulin, it caused him to have delusions of persecution.
For example, patients suffering from paranoid-type symptoms -- roughly one-third of people with schizophrenia -- often have delusions of persecution, or false and irrational beliefs that they are being cheated, harassed, poisoned, or conspired against.
The disease is often characterized by delusions of persecution and can lead to violence.
With his obvious delusions of persecution and grandiosity, defending his delusions is his top priority.